The reallocation and redistribution of software licenses can save companies a lot of time and money with respect to software audits. At the SAMS Europe conference Luis Ruiz-Alomar showcased McKesson Corporation’s approach to IT Software Asset Management. McKesson set up a centrally managed program with coordinated integration of the physical asset and the associated financials and contracts in order to control, automate and optimize license costs.
What a SAM program has to deliver:
- Compliance: The ability to view and manage the effective license position, be “Audit Ready”.
- Added value: Reduce unnecessary software purchases by enabling an enterprise s/w harvest pool program.
- Optimization: The ability to view and use real-time software utilization metrics to drive out costs in EA’s –ULA’s.
- Procurement: Each business unit is accountable for compliance and corrective actions.
View the full case study “SAM – Optimizing the Management, Control and Protection of our Assets” and get familiar with the SAM approach of America’s oldest and largest healthcare services company.